MWC 2017: the Xiaomi Mi 5C has been formalized

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the occasion for Xiaomi to present its processor, the Surge S1, but the manufacturer took the opportunity to also unveil a new smartphone: the Xiaomi Mi 5C.

The Xiaomi Mi 5C will be equipped with the new Xiaomi chip that will compete with Apple's A10, the Huawei Kirin and the Samsung Exynos. Like most Chinese smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 5C looks strangely like an iPhone and more precisely to the iPhone 6 Plus but this phone stands out with other features.

The Xiaomi Mi 5C has visually nothing similar with the Xiaomi Mi 5 except the rounded edges and navigation buttons under the slab. This 5.15 inch IPS LCD screen occupies a larger space on the device. Concerning its definition, we have no information for the moment but since this smartphone is placed on the mid-range, it is likely that the slab is able to offer Full HD.

The technical configuration of the Xiaomi Mi 5C is composed of the Surge S1, Octo Core consisting of four Cortex-A53 at 2.2 GHz and four other Cortex-A53 rotating at 1.4 GHz. This SoC is accompanied by a 3 GB RAM and you will have at your disposal an internal storage space of 64 GB. Moreover, the interface of this phone comes from the combination between Android Nougat and MIUI 8. The mobile unlocking will be done through the fingerprint reader.

The main camera of the Xiaomi Mi 5C has 12 million pixels, while the front camera identifies 8. Connectivity side, we find a port USB Type-C and Bluetooth 4.2. You can connect to the Internet via 4G or Wi-Fi. Finally, the 2,860 mAh battery has a fast charging function.

But the Mi 5C clearly wins on price: It'll cost 1,500 yuan, which converts to around $220, when it launches on March 3 in China. That's a good bit lower than the 2,700 yuan ($400) the Mi 5 cost last year.

The Mi 5C specs:
·        5.15-inch, 2,560x1,600-resolution display
·        5.6x2.7x0.27 inches (144.4x70.7x7.1mm)
·        2.2GHz octa-core Surge S1 processor
·        12 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front-facing camera
·        3GB RAM
·        64GB of internal memory
·        2,860mAh non-removable battery
·        Android 7.1 Nougat
·        Rose Gold, Black, Gold variations

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